September 18, 2015 at 5:42AM, Edited September 18, 6:28AM
Samsung NX1 Test
Recently got my hands on Samsung NX1, decided to risk and try to film music video with it.
Almost no budget piece with small prep time and small filming time, so decided to giv camera a go.
Film in 25h straight, because shed location we had only for one night, bar location was available only for few hours.
Mostly filmed with Samsung NX1 with Canon 24-70mm 4f using Ronin-m with Lilliput 7-inch LCD on top.
Filmed in 4k and downscaled to 1080p.
About camera: NX1 ir pretty sweet camera in general, with h.265 you can record many hours with 4k in one 64gb SD card, (Together we recorded 70gb - it's about 10h) also 100fps setting is good for slow-mo, but camera even in kind of flat profile is overly sharp I had to unsharpen it in post. Now new firmware update have setting similar to s-log.
The battery is really weak, if you don't turn off camera between shots it's out of juice in 1h, but it lasts longer then a7s batteries. Fun Fact: Camera shows 100% for very long time then drop to 80% and dies almost immediately after 20%. Internal screen is very sharp and clear even when someone is blasting 800w arri light in screen.
While filming in shed I started with 400iso, because I was able to multiply power of light with help of fog, but it turned out that one actor has some kind of allergic reaction from fog so we had to get all fog out and we continued without it, I had to rise Iso almost until 1600, the image is not very noisy even while filming with 1600 iso, but it has that nasty digital, blocky noise that is not pleasant for eyes. With some color digging you can minimise the noise, but still it don't look as good as Gh4 grain.
Converted with FF-mpeg open source
Edited in Premier Pro CS6 in Proxy mode using Macbook air 13' partly hooked up to Dell U2312HM
Graded in Resolve 12
In editing process with found out many missing shots and continuity errors, but what do you think of footage and clip?